Welcome Sherrie! Here are my answers; others may have something to
>1. Are there any rules I should be aware of?
Be nice. Don't spam. Don't advertise things to sell. That's about
it (I think).
>2. How do I get rid of the stuff I have read?
With my newsreader, I highlight the header/s, then use my delete
>3. When answering should I respond in this newsgoup or in private?
Respond to the newsgroup unless you are pretty sure only that
particular person is interested in the answer. Many people respond
both to the group and via e-mail, to make sure the response isn't
missed by the originator of the thread.
One reason for a newsgroup is much like a radio talk-show--we like
hearing other people's questions and problems and getting involved in
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